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Bug 5318 - egcs is so buggy it is not ready for prime time
Summary: egcs is so buggy it is not ready for prime time
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-09-23 01:23 UTC by deansalv
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-23 03:25:56 UTC


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Description deansalv 1999-09-23 01:23:12 UTC
Hello,

I upgraded from RH 5.2 to 6.0 thinking that I would be
making progress. The egcs compiler and libraries break many
of the apps I used run with no problem. Even some apps that
came with 6.0 produce memory fault messages. I compiled the
same code with egcs and the Portland Group C-C++ compiler.
egcs emits numerous warnings. PGI compiles it clean. In my
opinion you should dump gnus egcs until it has a much better
parser and linker than is in the current release. I might
just buy the $299.00 PGI compiler just to get away from GNU
all together. You should consider that also.

Comment 1 Jim Kingdon 1999-09-23 03:25:59 UTC
Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with egcs.  Hope that
PGI works better for you.


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